Portland November 26, 2016
The 9 Most Beautiful Vineyards Around Portland
Thanksgiving weekend is a time to celebrate our local wines. Over 150 Willamette Valley wineries will be open for the long weekend, offering a medley of special tastings, live music, food pairings, and holiday discounts. If you want to skip the malls and hit some Black Friday sales that include scoring a case of wine, head to the valley and visit one of these vineyards with great views and even better wine.
1. Ponzi Vineyards
One of the original founding Oregon wineries, Ponzi has been turning out Pinot in the valley since the 1970s. With a new tasting room added in 2013, this winery is a destination on any wine tour of the valley.
2. Domaine Drouin
This estate winery has produced French-style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for over 25 years at its Dundee Hill property in Oregon and for over a century in France. Today, they have a great view and some incredible wines to enjoy.
3. Willakenzie Estates
A relative newcomer on the scene, Willakenzie was planted in 1992 and the winery came along in 1995. They produce Burgundy-style Pinots and are worth a stop if you are in the Yamhill area.
Located in Dundee, Argyle has been around since the late 80s, and has been cranking out Pinot noir and Chardonnay since.
5. Sokol Blossor
Located in Dayton, this Dundee Hills winery was started in 1971. Family owned, the winery is the 6th largest producer of wine in the state and turns out some amazing reds and whites.
6. King Estate
Located near Eugene, this winery is definitely worth a trip on a wine tour. Known for its Pinot gris, the winery has been around since the early 90s.
Another pioneer of the Oregon wine industry, Erath planted its first vines in 1969. Another Pinot powerhouse, Erath has a lovely tasting room that is perfect for enjoying a flight with friends or family.
8. Willamette Valley Vineyards
With an underground cellar carved into an ancient volcanic flow, this vineyard should definitely be on your list. Located in Turner, they make a great sustainably grown Pinot noir.
9. Rex Hill
With 38 acres of Pinot noir surrounding you, its easy to enjoy this winery. Located in Newberg, you should definitely make time for a stop at this tasting room.
10. Elk Cove Vineyard
One of the higher vineyards in Oregon, Elk Cove is situated at 750 feet and has a great view of the Coast Range.
Did we miss any? What is are your favorite vineyards around Portland? Let us know in the comments below.